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Ever wondered what your nearest and dearest get up to on school expeditions? Here at Winchester Today, we’ve been lucky to have access to the report of the Wilderness Expertise expedition which took 11 team members from Peter Symonds College to Uganda in July. It looked at sustainable support for the community of Kanjobe, with fund raising of over £3000 buying sports equipment, t-shirts, art equipment – and 2 calves, 5 goats, 20 piglets and 21 chickens (all benefitting those community members most in need.)
Whilst out there the team visited a primary school called Kyeibale.
Words by Project Leader Ruth Lee.
Having arrived in darkness to a village with no electricity (except Dick’s solar powered light in his living room) the team had a lovely awakening to village life. The cockerel crowed (much to Lindsey’s annoyance), pigs snuffled and chickens scratched. The village and surrounding hills were luscious and green. All meals are buffet style. Great care is taken to not only give the team local delicacies and staples, but also food they like and the team were brave in trying new foods. Louisa also discovers she LOVES pineapple – it is the best! After a mini tour of our surroundings the team set to organising their art supplies and various sports equipment.
The welcome from Kanjobe primary school was incredible. A chaotic mix of sport and T-shirt painting then ensued for the rest of the day. Each team member got to spend plenty of time interacting with the children. UNO is the game to play in the evening and many of Dick and Frieda‟s extended family and friends squeeze into the living room to play. I believe beginners luck was in my favour that night!
Each team member got to spend plenty of time interacting with the children. UNO is the game to play in the evening and many of Dick and Frieda’s extended family and friends squeeze into the living room to play. I believe beginners luck was in my favour that night!